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Morning tea: How the Obamas and Trumps will transfer power tomorrow

Before he takes the oath of office Friday, Donald Trump will sit down with President Barack Obama for a traditional tea-or-coffee meeting and share a carpool ride to the Capitol — quaint rituals for two men with such a long, public rivalry.

But first, Obama will get up early for his last White House security briefing as chief executive of the United States. He may also issue last-minute pardons or declare sites as national monuments before stepping down.

Donald Trump elected 45th President of the United States

Donald Trump won the US presidential election early this morning in a stunning victory that sent shockwaves around the world.

The Republican took the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio early this morning, as he marched towards the White House.

In an extraordinary development, Mrs Clinton did not initially concede the election - but then later called Mr Trump to congratulate him on his victory. 

PM tells Opposition Leader she has no duty to defend "President under siege"

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Wednesday told Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar that it is not her duty to be the defender of President Anthony Carmona, whom he described as "under siege".

Dr Rowley was speaking during the Budget debate in the House of Representatives.

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He told the House he was astounded when, as he said, the Opposition Leader accused the Government of harassing the President.

Carmona's spending spree

Taxpayers have spent more on vacation travel for His Excellency, President Anthony Carmona and his family, than for official travel.

The Sunday Guardian obtained documents, detailing specific payments dating back to March 18, 2013, from the Office of the President.

These documents showed that the Office of the President and The President’s House spent $11.6 million on Official Entertainment, $2.9 million on Hosting Conferences, and approximately $3.4 million on Overseas Travel since that time.

Persad-Bissessar calls on PM to address confidentiality concerns raised by President Carmona

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the Prime Minister to respond to claims of a breach of confidentiality after President Anthony Carmona raised questions about a letter he wrote to the Prime Minister, ended up in the hands of journalists.

The following is Persad-Bissessar's statement:

"Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley must tell the nation what he knows about a breach of confidentiality in communication between his office and that of the President of the Republic.

President to respond to wine controversy soon

President Anthony Carmona is back home and spent part of the day yesterday visiting the home of his personal butler who died while he was in Guyana and in meetings.

Well-placed sources said he intends to clear the air on allegations of misspending at President’s House by Sunday.

The President returned to the country just after 9 am yesterday from attending the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges Association conference. 

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